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The Ancient Raj

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
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157 High Street, Staines, England
+44 1784 456987
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Hessle, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The waiter was friendly and the service was good. The food though was excellent with good quality meat and fresh ingredients throughout. My only critique is the prices are high, especially the beer but other than that faultless really.

1 Thank Paul R
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed dining out in a Indian restaurant after some time , fantastic meal and wonderful service. Will differently recommend The ancient raj, if is Staines it's a must try.

Thank mhusdain82
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've now been there twice and have has excellent food and excellent service. The food was amazing! It's not cheap, but definitely worth it. They welcomed from the door, and as it was raining when we arrived, they had an umbrella stand and also reminded us to take it as we left (we would definitely have forgotten!). The staff were... More 

2 Thank KathrynThorp
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

So we turned up 3 of us at 9.30. The restaurant was empty. Was seated by a miserable waiter and then asked us for our drinks order. We ordered 2 bottles of cobra but was given draught beer because the fridges were apparently not that cold. We ordered poppadoms & dips which were nice. We ordered our meal which took... More 

Thank Hopkinshuff
Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered take away tonight from justeat , best one ever ordered! Food was amazing! 5* will definitely be returning and visiting restaurant

2 Thank Emmarsr123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was amazed by this place, from the welcome I received at the door to the staff recommending what I should have. I was wanting a Chinese and stumbled onto this gem of a place. Highly recommended it. Ok so my food I had chicken pakwan and cheese and garlic naan. Pure and simple it was awesome great tasting awesome... More 

2 Thank John K
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Eat in or take away this restaurant has some wonderful dishes, a great vegetarian selection and the staff are very nice.

3 Thank firedoll79
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant a few times and it's always been excellent and tasty food. The service is excellent and the quality is exceptional. We don't live local but will be back very soon. If your in Staines your be crazy not to visit

4 Thank Jjoliizsc
Staines, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

I have to say, 6 months ago, this place did the best curry Id ever had - Ancient Malai. The last two times I ordered this dish it was completely different. I sent one back and explained how it was supposed to be cooked. The dish came back to me exactly the same with some cream mixed in. Very disappointing.... More 

Thank ToadMcgee
Staines, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

We have used this restaurant many times but the last few times have been a bit Dissapointing. The food is ok, nothing wrong with it but the place is tired and needs updating.

Thank chalie48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 High Street, Staines, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Staines
  • Phone Number: +44 1784 456987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?